Thursday, January 19, 2017

Still blocked!

Yes, the title of this post says it all! The holiday writer's block carries on. I am not completely down for the count. I do write a paragraph or two each day, but nothing is really exciting me. I am about ready to embark on some serious stuff (murder, mayhem and some steamy love), and I can't quite bring myself to get into the spirit.

Now I'm wondering if I need to play some different music or dress up or something! to get me in the mood. Writing is like everything in life. Sometimes it comes easy and other times it is a drag. I do have my moments of misgivings. I wonder sometimes if I am devoting too much of my life to writing down stories, but then I imagine not doing this and think, "Nah." I would just be sitting in front of the TV watching more HGTV!

These are the times that divide mice from men. Am I a mouse and do I keep whining about having no vision? Nothing comes easy. I don't like mice, anyways.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Gotta love the holidays!

So sorry that it has been a while since my last post! With the holidays and a young one, all free time seemed to go by the wayside!  Finally, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's is over and maybe I can get into a decent writing schedule again.

I have experienced writer's block recently, but wonder if it has something to do with the stress of the holidays. So, I realized it's not the end of the world if I don't write for a few days. The rest of the year I am like a writing machine. If I commit for an hour a night, that's what I do. I pride myself on my work ethic, and, to me, writing is like a job.

I must have a plan, and I must have a schedule. Even if it's not a full hour a day, I usually can get something down. By book 5, I should be used to this schedule-thing.

But what do I do when my mind is completely blank with what is to happen next? Because that is what is happening right now. Usually, I have a nice visual of the characters and the action that is happening, but lately it is a big dark area in my mind where there should be good things happening!

I don't have an answer. All can do is try to write a sentence or two. If I can do that, I will just go back and edit the chapters nearby to try to kick start my imagination. I hope that will work.

Stay tuned and I will let you know how it is working out